Tag Archives: Michael Friedlander

“Hey, You Talking To ME?” — A Negotiating Test And An Ethics Lesson…

A prologue to this story…

The story I’m telling here is a sequel to a story I told a few weeks ago. I called that story: “Hey, I’m talking to YOU!”… It was about a difficult ethical choice a client had to make.

What has always intrigued me about that story was how the client used the choice he made. He used it to make an unspoken statement about ethics—a statement about what he expected of them.  

The gift of that story was about choices. It was also about unspoken statements…

Now, the same factual backdrop offers me the opportunity to tell another story that will offer others gifts—gifts that I’ve found invaluable to this very day…

choices have consequences

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“Hey, I’m Talking To YOU!” — Choice And An Unspoken Communication About Ethics…

A prologue to my story…

About twenty years ago, a client had a difficult choice to make. This story is about leadership and ethics…

It is about how he made that choice and how, in the process, he won the trust of his team—a group of quite prestigious companies from all around the world…

That he had won them over with an unspoken communication fascinated me—and I suspect it might fascinate you too. At least, I hope so!

I was intrigued how the gift of this story extends beyond the leaders of the business world and beyond those who are responsible for creating an ethical culture in their business and professional lives. It extends to every part of our personal lives too…

While you may not ultimately agree with the particular choice my client made in this story, this doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you can sometimes communicate quite effectively with people without yelling this at them:

“Hey, I’m talking to YOU!”

Anyway, let’s get going…

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“That Inspiration Thing” – From The Good, The Bad And The Ugly… (Podcast)

The gift…

The gift I’m offering is about what inspired me to bring one of my very own ideas and dreams to life… This is actually a true story…

So, what is that gift? 

You gotta take inspiration from wherever
and from whoever you can find it.

einstein

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“That Motivation Thing” – Getting The Best Out Of People… (Podcast)

Welcome…

Welcome to our podcast that is another episode from our audio archives…

“That Motivation Thing: Getting The Best Out Of People…” is the rebroadcast of an episode of “Dreamers, Winners—And Making A Difference…” This was an online radio show I hosted between November 2014 and February 2015.

Steve Burrows CBE

My guest on that January 2015 episode was Steve Burrows CBE, a world-renowned civil and structural engineer. Steve is an executive Vice President of an engineering firm that employs over 32,000 souls around the world. I thought his views of motivation might be quite fascinating—which they were…

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“That Sustainability Thing” – Learning From The Past, From Pyramids And Nature… (Podcast)

Our first podcast…

Welcome to our first podcast!

Steve Burrows CBE

“That Sustainability Thing: Learning from the past…” is the rebroadcast of an episode of “Dreamers, Winners—And Making A Difference…”—an online radio show I hosted between November 2014 and February 2015.

My guest on this episode was Steve Burrows CBE, a world-renowned civil and structural engineer with a passion for sustainability…

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